on Siltstone Trail

hiking
13 hours ago

Good trail to test your metal!

hiking
11 days ago

The trail is beautiful, just be prepared to work for it! Would do it again, maybe in the winter when you can get better views.

hiking
29 days ago

I hiked the full trail out and back today. It’s a beauty of a trail but it will make you work for it. This trail was clean and well marked. I started at Scotts Gap so I could rest at the welcome center a bit before heading back. I can’t wait to go back when the leaves have fallen. As others have said, take lots of water.

Tough 13 mile hike on hot summer day. Bring lots of water. Lots of elevation and a lot of roots on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I enjoyed the hike in the first 3 mile section of the hike, closer to the welcome center. Beautiful trail. In the second 3 mile section you can tell horses have frequented the trail leaving divets. There are also many many dead trees and debris along the second section. Overall great workout. I wish at the end of the trail there would be picnic tables and a place to rest and eat before heading back another 6 miles to do the full round trip.

Very hot and some challenging ascents so bring plenty of water

hiking
3 months ago

Brutal trail in the heat. So much constant elevation. Has to be over 3000 feet. 2 of us went thru 5.5 liters of water and 2 16 ounce gatorades. Ran out of water for the last mile. I know the heat was a factor but I found this more challenging than the millennium at Bernheim.

hiking
4 months ago

Spent the good portion of the day hiking this trail with my son after forgetting to pack any food. We had water covered though and finally made it. The reward for the hike was a massive feast at Shack in the Back BBQ.

Love this trail. I want to go back and see more of it.

4 months ago

NEEDS MILE MARKERS and better signs to point to welcome center. Other than that, was fun trail. I went with out a map, bad idea lol.

hiking
5 months ago

Several good ascents. Lots of ridge hiking with good views in early spring or late fall. Take plenty of water and arrange transport if only want to do one way.

Some moderate to steep climbs. A few very muddy spots. Overall was very peaceful, with some great views of Tom Wallace Lake. Enjoyed this trail and will Hike/Run on it again.

6 months ago

challenging, beautiful, peaceful

hiking
6 months ago

Went after rain, very muddy. Gorgeous views especially with all the leaves off the trees.

hiking
7 months ago

Good, strenuous trail right near Louisville. Would recommend for a good day trip without having to leave the Louisville area!

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great loop of you just need to get outside for a bit! Had to shed a few layers—there’s some good, steep hills involved in this one. This trail connects to others so you can make it longer if you want. When I went it was cold and peaceful. Nobody else on the trail!

Lots of leaves on the trail. Great views

Nice views while hiking in late fall.

11 months ago

Great trail - not overly challenging, but definitely gets the blood pumping.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail. Great for training. Ups and downs.

hiking
11 months ago

Great elevation changes that will get your heart rate up quickly. Trees, trees, rocks and more trees fill in most of this trail, therefor hindering many views only seen in the winter. Still one of my favorite day hikes available in the surrounding area.

hiking
11 months ago

I completed this trail this weekend. The hike in was easy going for me. The hike back to the car was tough, but was exactly the challenge that I was looking for. As others have commented, there was a lot of trash, but it was mostly in the first 2 miles from the Welcome Center.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

challenging and beautiful

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Lightly traveled, well maintained, beautiful scenery!

hiking
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I like this hike a lot. But I got freaked out last week because I heard gunshots. Several and one after another. I know nothing about guns, but the shots fired sounded like the machine guns I play on my PlayStation. So, not just rifles or a shot gun. Is there a gun range around this area? Kind of scary hearing gun shots coming out of nowhere. MAYbe they were further than I thought and just seemed close. I mean. I want to return, but not if some kids are out there messing around or people shooting unauthorized and unprotected. I am ok if it's just a nearby shooting range. Then I know it's well secured. Well, I hope someone replies, cuz I would like to know.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Has a nice trek on this trial and combined it with Scott's loop for a little over 16 miles for a full day of hiking. It was a great training hike, just the challenge I needed for future longer hikes.

The tree cover was helpful but at 86 degrees it turned this trial from hard to brutal at some points. My pack weight was 29lbs with 94oz of water but I was thankful for the trail angel that place a gallon at the turn around of Siltstone.

Beautiful overlooks, lake view, a variety of wildlife, combination of forest and ridge line prairie, this is a true treasure for the people living in the area. Treat it that way and don't leave your trash on the trail. I packed out as much as I could but had to leave some behind.

Monday, September 04, 2017

This is a trail that will get your heart rate up if you keep a steady pace! The elevation change is what i like most about this trail, not to mention some of the ridges that run through it. Overall this is a well kept trail and mediocre scenery along the way, i would recommend this trail for everyone!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Trail has nice cover while hiking in the middle of summer months. You will get a good work out if completing the entire round trip. Disappointed in the hikers/runners that feel it is alright to throw their trash on the ground.

trail running
Friday, August 11, 2017

The best trail running in Jefferson County. It's a beast of a trail if you aren't prepared, but so much fun. Like other folks say, have a car parked at Scott's Gap unless you want to do the whole thing twice (which I'll be doing soon). The hills aren't entirely runnable but unlike Scotts Gap you do have some space for recovery between the big climbs and fast descents. I would suggest taking it easy on the first hill lest you burn all your juice up in the first mile or so.

trail running
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice little shaded trail that's good for July running. However it's more of a trail that's better for distance than pace, since there are some parts that force you to stop and walk.

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